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Address: 200 S Church St, Henning, TN 38041-7201
Phone Number: 731 738 2240
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Nice stop for an interesting history lesson. Some great artifacts in this museum. Alex Haley's boyhood home will take you back in time for a view inside that era.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2016
Emily M
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Ripley, Tennessee
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Ripley, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Nice stop for an interesting history lesson. Some great artifacts in this museum. Alex Haley's boyhood home will take you back in time for a view inside that era.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

My mother and I were in Nashville, TN and decided the day before we were returning to Maryland to drive to Henning, TN. What a treat ... we were greeted by a gentlemen who provided us with a fantastic wealth of information about the Alex Haley House Museum. We were thoroughly informed and told everyone when we returned we told... More 

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Germantown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

This quaint museum is tucked away in Henning, TN. It is worth the time, and money to go through to see slaves, slave trade, and things about Alex Haley first hand.The brochure states:Alex Haley House and Museum State Historic Site is one of the Tennessee Historical Commission's state-owned historic sites and is located in Henning, Tennessee, United States. It is... More 

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Jackson, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

I have taken several of my U.S. and World History groups to the Alex Haley Museum. This is a really good lesson on slavery, Alex Haley and his roots in where he goes all the way back to Africa during the slave trade. This museum is tucked away in Henning, TN. It is worth the time, and money to go... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

This was a great learning experience. Something every parent should take their children to see. It was a step back in our history. How encouraging it was to hear that Alex Haley parents were educated black people and that his grandfather was a business owner. I could feel the life and love in this home. I was sorry to hear... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

The museum director is a fabulous tour guide. He brought to life the wonderful aspects of life in the early 20th century Henning, TN. He provided us with song and story that made this visit so enjoyable. This is a great place to take the family to appreciate how easy life is now for the modern American family, and how... More 

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El Cerrito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

Glad I had an opportunity to hear the additional history of Alex Haley along touring his grandparents house, followed by walking through the museum.

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Corning
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The Alex Haley House Museum has is located in Henning, Tennessee in a quiet residential neighborhood. Park in the back by the Museum. When we were there the doors were locked but we rattled them and a friendly staff member let us in. You see a short movie about Alex Haley and the movie Roots then are free to wander... More 

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Florence
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

As a long time genealogist, visiting Alex Haley's birthplace was a must. They have a very nice modern visitor center behind the house, and a guide leads you on a tour of his boyhood home. Very personal, very informative, only myself and one other person on the tour. Beautiful country home. Haley is buried in the front yard (didn't know... More 

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Monroe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The Alex Haley House Museum is located north of Memphis and is worth the drive. What history is in this home! Our guide was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot. I would recommend everyone stop here.

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